Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Upcoming Kansas City spring 2013 races

7:30 am - Bass Pro Shops, Independence, MO
Everybody has a little county in them and it's time to let it out at The Boots and Daisy Dukes 5k Run/Walk and Lil' Critter Fun Run. As a participant in The Boots and Daisy Dukes 5k you will enjoy a picturesque course around Waterfall Park, large country themed mile markers, free downloadable even photos, chip timing, prizes for top finishers and age group awards. Participants in the 5k will also receive a great event shirt and a one of a kind vintage finishers trucker cap. All kids in the Lil' Critters Fun Run will receive a cowboy or cowgirl themed shirt, finishers medal and be able to enjoy our free pony rides, petting zoo, face painters and much more.
June 23 @ 7:30 am
Be one of the first to experience the newest fun run - navigate through a course of inflatable obstacles, slides, and other fun challenges in Shawnee Mission Park!

April 27 @ 8 am
Lawrence, KS - Hilltop Child Development Center
This scenic 5K certified course runs past Allen Fieldhouse, Watson Library, the Kansas Union, and the Chi Omega fountain. Sign up today to help Hilltop raise money for the Martha Langley Families in Need Fund at the Hilltop Child Development Center.

April 28 @ 8 am
Lawrence, KS - Haskell Indian Nations University
This event will start and end at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence. Celebrating the lives and legacies of those with brain cancer has always been central to the atmosphere at Head for the Cure events. Help this cause and sign up today.

May 5 @ 8 am
Olathe, KS - Garmin Headquarters
Starting at Garmin International, this race benefits students who have lost a parent to cancer and features and flat and fast course. If you are unable to run, consider donating to the KLL foundation to help these individuals pursue their educational dreams. 

May 5 @ 8 am
Overland Park, KS - Corporate Woods Office Park
Outpacing Melanoma is dedicated to funding research and promoting public awareness of one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer. This 5K run/walk and Dot-to-Dot kids trot at Corporate Woods was one of the largest new events of the year in 2012 and promises to be even bigger and better in 2013. 

May 5 @ 8 am
Lawrence, KS - Bob Billings Parkway
Starting at the Lawrence Police Department and continuing onto Wakarusa Drive, the Run to Remember 5K honors the everyday heroes who protect and serve the Kansas communities. Show your support for this important cause and lace up your shoes and join them on May 5th. 

May 11 @ 7:30 am
Bucyrus, KS - 227th and Metcalf 
Escape the city and enjoy a morning run in a beautiful, rural setting in southern Johnson County. This run offers a half marathon, 5K run/walk, and kid's run. If you ran the half marathon in Rock the Parkway and the Kansas Half Marathon, this is your last stop to becoming a Heartland 39.3 Series finisher! Bring the family out to enjoy this event which benefits the Holy Rosary School and Catholic Relief Services.

May 18 @ 8 am
Blue Springs, MO - Blue Spring South High School
This event is more than just a run/walk 5K. Enjoy after-race festivities including live music and entertainment. Your participation helps patients with melanoma, survivors, and their family and friends. 

May 18 @ 8 am
Kansas City, KS - Sporting Park
Girls on the Run 5K run/walk gives young girls the tools and opportunities to recognize their strengths and abilities as they grow into adulthood. All runners/walkers are welcome to participate in the days' family-friendly events which include face painting, the "happy hair station," and the run itself.  Be a part of the fun at Sporting Park and sign up today.

May 19 @ 8 am 
Lawrence, KS - Johnny's Tavern
Starting at Johnny's Tavern, this event is a collaboration between Stop Gap and the Mufindi Highlands Orphan Project. Stop Gap helps youth become successful individuals in the Lawrence community while the Mufindi Highlands Orphan Project raises money to assist orphans in Tanzania. Help both organizations through your participation in this event.

May 27 @ 8 am
Kansas City, MO - Loose Park
Enjoy this run through the neighborhoods surrounding Loose Park and Ward Parkway. Choose your distance: 8K, 5K, or 1 mile. Support survivors of brain injury by participating in this family-friendly event.

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